Bentley Motors unveiled the Bentayga
SUV at the 66th IAA in Frankfurt. With an all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre
W12 powertrain, the Bentayga is the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and
most exclusive SUV in the world. It offers a true Bentley driving experience
and showcases a range of innovative technology features.
Its modern luxury interior is
handcrafted in Britain. The Bentayga boasts of the world’s finest automotive
cabin. The detailing in metal, wood and leather – including meticulous
tolerances between elements of trim – sets a new standard in automotive design.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman
and chief executive of Bentley Motors, commented: “The Bentayga is truly the
Bentley of SUVs. It redefines luxury in the SUV sector and offers a genuine
Bentley experience in any environment, thanks to a combination of unparalleled
attention to detail, go-anywhere ability and cutting-edge technology. With this
extraordinary car we are looking forward to an exciting period of strong growth
and sales success for Bentley. The Bentayga is the next step in our brand’s
The 6.0-litre twin turbo W12
engine receives a power and torque increase, from 575 PS (567 bhp / 423 kW) and
700 Nm (516 lb.ft) to 590 PS (582 bhp / 434 kW) and 720 Nm (531 lb.ft), to
maintain the model’s reputation of effortless performance. The power upgrade is
accompanied by improvements to fuel economy and efficiency.
It offers the widest range of
on- and off-road drive settings of any vehicle via Bentley’s Drive Dynamics
Mode and optional Responsive Off-Road Setting. Up to eight modes are available,
allowing drivers, at the simple turn of a dial, to select the perfect dynamic
set-up for any surface or road condition. This versatility is complemented by
Bentley Dynamic Ride (electrically activated 48V active roll control) and Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS).
Responsive Off-Road Setting
allows the customer to select the appropriate vehicle settings for a wide range
of off-road surfaces, while the Driver Information Panel displays information
on pitch, roll, wheel articulation, steering angle, compass bearing and
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
including Stop & Go, Predictive ACC and Traffic Assist enables the driver
to maintain a set distance to the vehicle in front. Predictive ACC uses the
navigation data, sensors and cameras to predict upcoming corners, city
boundaries and speed-limit changes and can then modify the vehicle speed
accordingly, improving both comfort and fuel economy.
In urban environments, there
are a number of driver aids available on the Bentayga. These systems – such as
Traffic Sign Recognition, which detects a wide variety of traffic signs and
displays information to the driver; Rear Crossing Traffic Warning, which uses
radar technology to detect crossing traffic when reversing out of a parking
space; and Top View, a system which uses four cameras to display an overall
picture of the vehicle’s surroundings – combine to enhance everyday usability.
The Bentayga is also available
with Park Assist – a system that detects suitable parking spaces (both parallel
and perpendicular) before autonomous steering takes over to support parking
manoeuvres, even in narrow and tricky spaces.
Other innovative systems
available on the Bentayga include Electronic Night Vision, which uses infra-red
technology to identify potential obstacles ahead, and a Head-Up Display, which
reduces driver distraction and increases safety.
The Bentayga’s all-new,
cutting-edge 8” touch screen infotainment system boasts class-leading
navigation technology, a 60GB hard drive, and a choice of up to 30 languages.
Rear seat passengers benefit
from the introduction of the Bentley Entertainment Tablet – a removable 10.2”
Android device with 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth for effortless, high-speed on-board
Customers can choose between
three different sound systems for the Bentayga: Bentley Standard Audio, Bentley
Signature Audio and Naim for Bentley Premium Audio. The latter is the most
powerful system in the segment, with 1,950 watts, a network of 18 speakers and
super-tweeters for unrivalled recreation of the highest audio frequencies.
The Bentayga’s wheel arches,
fenders and bonnet deliver a balance between sportiness and SUV presence. The
ultra-sharp Bentley power line and muscular rear haunch display a taut tension
in side profile, as part of the largest single-piece aluminium pressing in the
automotive world. Trademark Bentley features such as the large matrix grille
and B-shaped wing vents afford the Bentayga a modern, dynamic elegance.
The grille is flanked by four
distinctive floating all-LED headlamps. The lights sit flush within the
seamless superformed aluminium front fenders. Innovative design features, like
the discreet headlamp washers contained within the outer lamp’s body-coloured
centre, demonstrate remarkable attention to detail.
To emphasise the go-anywhere
nature of the Bentayga, the Bentley design team have integrated a stylish skid
plate into the lower section of the front bumper, just below the floating wing
At the rear, within the
segmented tail lights, a new ‘B’-shaped illumination graphic is incorporated
that affords the Bentayga an instantly recognisable and striking night-time
A combination of advanced
design, innovative engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies
- including the use of lightweight aluminium - has enabled a total weight
saving of 236kg compared to a traditional body construction.
As standard, the Bentayga
comes with a panoramic glass roof. Making up almost 60 per cent of the total
roof surface, the 1.35m2 glass feature is split into two panes. The front panel
tilts and slides, and the whole glass surface can be obscured via an electric,
full-length roller blind.
Either side of the glass roof
are aluminium roof rails that combine two different finishes – a high-gloss
black base and bright anodised top section.
A new range of bespoke
Bentayga alloy wheels are available, ranging in size from 20” to 22”.
Step inside the new Bentayga
and you find the finest automotive interior in the world, with handcrafted wood
and leather throughout – engineered with precision to deliver absolute
The attention to detail in
metal, wood and leather is the epitome of modern British luxury, and is only
achievable thanks to the exceptional skill of the workforce in Crewe.
The Bentayga’s cockpit sets
new standards for both luxury and precision, with meticulous tolerances between
the exquisite veneered woods and metal elements. The dashboard takes the iconic
Bentley ‘wing’ design as its inspiration, with the beautifully finished
surfaces flowing gracefully from door to door over the top of the instrument
binnacles, down under the centre console and back up around the passenger side
fascia and foot well.
The hand-selected veneers form
pure and elegant surfaces throughout the cabin, and each of the 15 pieces are
shaped by Bentley’s artisans from a choice of seven different veneers, and
finished with trademark Bentley attention to detail.
Highly polished, handcrafted
metal elements adorn the dashboard, centre console and doors. Trademark Bentley
knurling on the drive mode selector, gear knob, iconic bulls-eye vents and
organ pulls adds sophistication and tactile refinement.
Source: Bentley Motors
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